Gwenyth Szabo, Olson Scholar

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Mentorship

My mentor is Dr. Rosemary Shinko: http://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/shinko.cfm

Mentorship Post #10

Thank you, Dr. Shinko for being such a supportive mentor, and I appreciate all of your guidance in my research process. Your feedback was extremely valuable, and your advice was crucial in helping me through my research journey. On May… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #9

Dr. Shinko and I had a thirty-minute meeting on April 18, 2018 to discuss my research presentation and poster for the Poster Conference on April 20, 2018 and the Research Symposium April 25, 2018. I shared the comments Professor Esser… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #8

On April 17, 2018, I gave my final research presentation for Professor Daniel Esser and Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby. The first criticism of my presentation they had was the title, and Professor Esser explained that it was unclear by whom the… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #7

On March 29, 2018, I met with my mentor for thirty minutes to discuss my analysis and how I should compose my final narrative paper. Earlier in the semester, Dr. Field and I discussed how the interpretivist process is not… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #6

One of the criticisms I received on my most recent literature review draft was that I didn’t clearly distinguish between burden-sharing discourse and burden-sharing policy. To help with this distinction, I met with my research mentor Dr. Shinko for 30… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #5

On February 16, 2018, I met with the International Studies research librarian Clement Ho for thirty minutes, seeking guidance on how I can maximize my database searches. I explained how I was researching burden-sharing discourse among European Union countries, surrounding… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #4

I had a biweekly meeting with my mentor on February 14, 2018 for thirty minutes, and we discussed the approaches for starting the methodology section of my research. Dr. Shinko’s first recommendation was to research discourse analyses to understand various… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #3

I met with my mentor on February 1, 2018 for thirty minutes to discuss the feedback I received during a collective advising session in class. A panel of professors from the School of International Service heard me present my research… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #2

On January 19, 2018, I met with Professor Fields to discuss my course of action for this semester. I spoke with her about my confusion with my Literature Review, and she helped me understand that not only do I have… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #1

I met with my mentor on January 17, 2018 for thirty minutes to discuss the research I conducted over break and how to proceed for this semester. Over Winter Break, I did research to add to my literature review, but… Continue Reading →

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